New Mexico Department of Transportation

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) Officials in southeastern New Mexico's booming oil and gas region want to expand their regional airport. The Hobbs News-Sun reported Lea County commissioners voted the week of Aug. 20, to seek a construction contractor to start expansion at the Lea County Regional Airport.

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) A key highway in southeastern New Mexico and another West Texas are getting much-needed upgrades to accommodate the rise in traffic from the region's oil and gas boom. In New Mexico, the state's Department of Transportation is working to renovate U.S.

When it comes to road construction, engineers and construction crews must be prepared for anything, including the possibility that the road will be there one day and gone the next. Fortunately, on U.S. 82 in Eddy and Lea Counties in New Mexico, the discovery of sinkholes came while they were still in their development phase.

Construction has begun on a 9.3-mi., $22 million reconstruction of New Mexico Highway 41 from just south of Galisteo, a census-designated place, south to Clark Hill in northcentral New Mexico. The construction site is west of I-285 and about 79 mi. northeast of Albuquerque.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Dona Ana County officials have chosen a contractor to build an improved road to Spaceport America in southern New Mexico. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that county commissioners selected Mountain Slates Construction to build the nearly 24-mi.

SHIPROCK, NM (AP) An historic bridge that spans the San Juan River in northwestern New Mexico is slated to be decommissioned now that it has been deemed structurally deficient. The New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration held a meeting on Sept.